Thirty-one years and a hysterical scenario
From: Sold Down the Yangtze
If one accepts climate change as a pressing concern, it is
hard to imagine a more epic fail than the FIPA. For years, the
Harper Government told Canadians it would not act on climate
change until China joined in. With the FIPA, on top of
all its lopsided elements, the government essentially gave an
advance financial bail-out to Chinese investors against steps
that future governments in Canada may need to take in order
to prevent a climate disaster.
Gus Van Harten
As an expert in investment deals and international law, GUS VAN HARTEN is uniquely qualified to explain what the Canada-China agreement means for Canada. He is currently a professor at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, working previously as a tenured faculty member in the Department of Law at the London School of Economics in the United Kingdom. He has written over twenty academic studies on investment treaties, and has provided commentary to governments, international organizations, and media such as Bloomberg, the CBC, The Globe and Mail, the Guardian, and the Toronto Star. He lives in Burlington, Ontario.